Mist Opportunity. Kowai Stream

Sunday 18 Sept 2016

Three cars carried 13 people to the big pines. We were hoping to walk up to The Gap via Kowai Stream. A rare addition to the team was Paul and Susan Bingham with 12 year old son Oliver who's already a veteran of many trips.

After a brief stop at the newly enlarged and refurbished Kowai Hut we took the true-left route up-river. At a branch of the stream we started a gentle climb then guided by Paul we left the stream and climbed steeply up a spur. At about 1200m mist enshrouded us so reluctantly we turned back, less than a km from our quest. All were back at the cars by 4pm on what was by then a grey day.